15/07/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun #99 Tri Energy beginners graduate in style

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 99
15th July 2017

This week 162 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers to Wyre Forest and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

Here are our wonderful first time parkrunners!:



You are all amazing!

The event was made possible by 23 equally fabulous volunteers:

Kim HOOD • Hazel FAIN • Andrea FORD • Jan GOLDING • Becky COATES • Rowan BAILEY • Neil CRABBE • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Martin BIGGS • Stephen MOORE • Wendy BOOKER • Stuart BOOKER • Graeme ANDERSON • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Mike PARKER • Ellie ANDERSON • Kay REEVES • Jacqui WINTER • Sean RYAN • Wayne GRIFFIN • Pauline SMITH • Neil THOMAS

It was a special week this week for several new members of the local Tri Energy Club who graduated from their beginners course by completing their first 5k run. We are really flattered that they chose to celebrate with us as we all know our course is quite a challenging one. But as we also like to remind you all, if you complete it then you really are extra awesome! So massive kudos to all the Tri Energy graduates.

Photo: The Tri Energy graduates with coaches and supporters

We had two milestone runners this week. Junior Zack McGARRY completed his 10th parkrun (woop woop Zack!) and Roy BRIGHTON ran his 50th parkrun (quietly!) Great work guys, we hope to see you in your new milestone t-shirts soon.

Photo: Zack making the finish look easy

So that's 99 parkruns completed in what seems like the blink of an eye and this Saturday we go in to treble figures. We couldn't pass by the opportunity for a little bit of 'extra' fun though so we are inviting those of you who like a silly challenge to pull on your pyjamas and get a 'PJ-PB'! And for those who have mentioned that you don't own any nightwear, you still have time to borrow some!


Look forward to seeing you all on Saturday for the pyjama party and "don't forget your barcode" of course.


Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wyre Forest parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Michael MURRAY (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:32 - first time in 4 appearances.
Richard FAIN (SM25-29) of Stone Master Marathoners, was second over the line in 20:28 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Adam TAYLOR (VM45-49) of Droitwich AC, was third over the line in 20:32.

Female placings:
Gayle GILBODY (VW35-39) of Bridgnorth Running Club, was first (10th overall) over the line in 22:13 - first time in 3 appearances.
Lizzie BLAXLAND (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (11th overall) over the line in 22:14 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Fiona STARKIE (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (17th overall) over the line in 23:06 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Andrew T DAVIES (VM65-69) – 76.80% for the time 22:03 (9th overall).
Trevor MCGILL (VM55-59) – 75.40% for the time 20:44 (4th overall).
Peter CORNISH (VM60-64) – 69.81% for the time 22:58 (14th overall).

The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded a time of 17:54 on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 16:03 on 31st December 2016 (event number 71).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded 83.61% (17:54) on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 3,251 participants have completed 15,259 parkruns covering a total distance of 76,295 km, including 3,506 new Personal Bests.

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In the Diary
22nd July - Wyre Forest parkrun #100!
26th August 2017 - 2nd anniversary parkrun
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